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Chester Pearce sponsors a cricket match for the visually impared
Chester Pearce Funeral Service in Bournemouth has recently sponsored a cricket match with a difference. All of the players are either partially sighted, or blind.
The company was approached by the Dorset Dolphin team to sponsor the first match of their season against Gloucester.
Managing Director, Stephen Nimmo was delighted to be able to support this event;
"While we support two or three charities throughout the year, it was great to have the chance to help get the season off the ground for Dorset Dolphins. I have never experienced blind cricket before. The ball is bigger and has bearings in it to make a noise, but to see these people, some with no sight at all knocking it all around the ground was really inspiring"
Unfortunately, the Dolphins just fell short of a win, but a great day was had by all concerned, in particular, and worthy of an individual mention, Jean Sparrowhawk, one of Dorset's players, and Britain's oldest visually impaired cricketer.